The last two weeks have been absolutely awful. The IOmega NAS I mentioned in a previous post had a large number of things go wrong with it all at the same time, resulting in complete failure and total data loss. This also meant a significant amount of down time for a client and ridiculous amounts of stress for me.
The good thing to come out of it was the performance of ShadowProtect. This backup solution far exceeded my expectations to the point where once the recoveries were completed we had only lost 10 minutes of work. Very little data was realistically lost, only time as we worked to recover it. The Recovery Environment was easy to use and the Hardware Independent Restore allowed me to recover virtual machine from VMware 4 ESX to VMware Player, a physical machine and also to XenServer 6.2 quite a remarkable feat really. I've had this client running in borrowed hardware for a week while we get new gear in.
The snapshot capability, ease of restore and simply replication of backup files makes ShadowProtect a real winner. Check it out!